The Plumb line image from the Amos 7:7-15 pericope. Using earth’s tilted axis as a metaphor for the warped nature of the world and the love of Christ as the standard.
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In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. A. Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shel Silverstein, 1974 Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not take the garbage out! She’d scour the pots and scrape the pans, Candy … Continue reading →
I originally wrote this song with a contemporary feel, but the band complained that the tune had too many triplets in it, and with another look, I realized it worked well in a more traditional setting using the tune “Bunessan” (LSB #789), best known as the tune to “Morning Has Broken.” So I offer the lyrics and both settings in multiple formats. It’s based on the creeds and works well as a credal song and possibly as a Sanctus or hymn for Christ the King Sunday (AKA The Last Sunday of the Church Year) or Trinity Sunday.
One thing to note: using Bunessan, the first 3 stanzas use the tune twice, so think of it as 8 total stanzas for the purpose of accompaniment.
I Believe the Mystery
1. One God Almighty, Maker of ages
Father of all, knit me in the dark
Spreading the cosmos, fueling the atom
Birthing the nova, watching the lark
Majesty, glory, pow’r without limit
Yet in His mercy, He calls me, “Son”
Crafted from clay Divine exhalation
Formed by the Master, Three Who are One
2. For my salvation from my rebellion
Womb of a virgin, sent forth His Son
Feet above heaven too weak to stand up
One became two so all may be one
Carried my weakness, suffered by Pilate
Nailed to a tree for us in our sin
Buried, descended, risen, ascended
Coming to claim us, merit through Him
3. Sevenfold Spirit binds us together
Sent to give life from Father and Son
Wiser than reason, greater than power
Pours out the gift that bonds us as one
Mystical Body, holy communion
Rising to life without sorrow or end
All by His grace, Divine mediation
Father yet Brother, King and yet Friend
B: Open our eyes, Lord, to those in blindness
Open our hearts, Lord, kindness to show
Open our hands, Lord, reaching in service
Open our mouths that Your world may know
C. Immortal Myst’ry, Maker of hist’ry
You have revealed to all through Your Word
Eternal gifted, penalty lifted
Freed us from bondage we’ve all incurred
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I Believe the Mystery-Chord Sheet (docx: Contemporary, Chord Sheet)
I believe the mystery (pdf: Contemporary, Lead Sheet)
I Believe the Mystery (PowerPoint lyrics)
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For a sermon series I did for Advent 2011. It’s designed to use the first and last verses and choosing one of the middle topic verses, not to be sung straight through. Individual verses could also be used, such as a Magnificat … Continue reading →
Engaging. Relevant. Pastor Dale sets aside personal opinion and politics to present the Word of God, the ultimate Truth. Offering forgiveness from guilt, guidance for your daily life, insights from the mind and heart of God, and even the cure for death itself, these weekly messages present God’s love letter to you directly from Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church (LCMS), North Ridgeville, OH (near Cleveland). If you have questions or comments about anything you hear, drop us a note at shepherdoftheridge.org/contact or call (440-327-7321), and find out more about us at our website, shepherdoftheridge.org.
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Agnus Day is the only lectionary-based comic strip on the planet. You are now a part of something very cool. Each week, Rick (the one with the dark nose) and Ted discuss one of the assigned readings from the Common … Continue reading →